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Oakland County Parks Events Calendar 2014

Posted by Glen LaGrou April 14, 2014 Events, Local Activities, Oakland County, Parks

Oakland County Moms has partnered with Oakland County Parks and Recreation to bring you the latest news and info on Oakland County Parks’ events, campground and camping events, waterparks info, free events, concerts, golf lessons and specials, nature programs, dog parks events, seminars, nature programs and more!

OAKLAND COUNTY PARKS EVENTS CALENDAR FOR 2014

APRIL OAKLAND COUNTY PARKS AND REC EVENTS AND PROGRAMS:

Wednseday, April 16, 2014 from 6:30p-7:30p
Red Oaks Nature Center (30300 Hales Road, Madison Heights, MI 48071)
Wild Wednseday Nights – The Sound of Spring
third Wednesday of every month to share animal facts, and see and feel fur, feathers and scales. A nature film will be shown in the auditorium. $2/person. Pre–registration with payment required. Call 248.858.0916 weekdays or Red Oaks Nature Center on Saturday;248.585.0100.

Friday, April 18, 2014 from 10a-1p
Catalpa Oaks County Park (27725 Greenfield Road, Southfield, Michigan)
Great Marshmallow Drop
Join us as 15,000 marshmallows will be dropped from a helicopter to be turned in for a prize! Kids are divided into age groups; only one marshmallow is needed to exchange for prize; this is not a competition. Details: 248.424.7081.

Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 10a-noon
Independence Oaks Nature Center (9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, Michigan 48348)
Spring Egg-Venture
Enjoy an egg–cellent story about the wide variety of animals that lay eggs. Meet some live egg–layers and hike through their habitats. Learn to make natural dyes, and dy some eggs! Bring six hard–boiled eggs/person. $5/person. 9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, MI 48348. Pre–registration with payment required. Call 248.858.0916 weekdays or Wint Nature Center on Saturday; 248.625.6473.

Friday, April 25, 2014 from 7:30p-9:30p
Red Oaks Nature Center (30300 Hales Road, Madison Heights, MI 48071)
An Evening of Amphibians
Male frogs put forth a nightly chorus to attract a mate. Identify different types of frogs based on their calls, make a craft and enjoy a game. Next we’ll head outdoors at dusk to hike and listen for frogs and other sounds of spring. School– aged children and adults. $3/person. Pre–registration with payment required. Call 248.858.0916 weekdays or Red Oaks Nature Center on Saturday; 248.585.0100.

Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 8p-11p
Independence Oaks Nature Center (9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, Michigan 48348)
Spring Star Party
Saturday. Identify Leo the Lion, the “star” of the spring night sky, and more in Starlab (indoor, inflatable planetarium). Telescopes provided by the Oakland Astronomy Club (weather permitting). Make a magnetic space toy and enjoy a snack. Suitable for school–aged children/adults. $4/person. Pre–registration with payment required. Call 248.858.0916 weekdays or Wint Nature Center on Saturday; 248.625.6473.

MAY OAKLAND COUNTY PARKS AND REC EVENTS AND PROGRAMS:

Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 1p-2:45p
Independence Oaks County Park (9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, Michigan 48348)
Tuning Your Tot Into Spring
Saturday. Help your 3–6–year–old combat “Nature Deficit Disorder”. We’ll focus on “NATURE NOISE–What do You
Hear?” Fun includes songs, nature hike, craft, snack and more. Please make other arrangements for siblings. $4/person. Pre–registration with payment required. Call 248.858.0916 weekdays or Wint Nature Center on Saturday; 248.625.6473.

Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 1p-2:45p
Red Oaks Nature Center (30300 Hales Road, Madison Heights, MI 48071)
Nature Sprouts
Foster your child’s love of nature while focusing on NATURE NOISE– What do YOU Hear?” Hands–on nature discovery will include a hike, craft, story, snack and more. Ages 3–6, accompanied by an adult. 4/person. Pre–registration with payment required. Call 248.858.0916 weekdays or Red Oaks Nature Center on Saturday; 248.585.0100.

Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 10a-2p
Red Oaks Dog Park
Low-Cost Pet Vaccination Clinic
Vaccination clinic presented by All About Animals. Rabies, canine distemper, bordetella, feline distemper and feline leukemia vaccines available for $10 for each vaccine. Heartworm test and microchips are $20 each. Flea prevention, heartworm prevention and dewormer will also be available. Everyone is welcome, no residency requirements. Rain or shine. For pet safety, please bring dogs on a leash and cats on a carrier. Cash preferred; Mastercard, Visa and Discover accepted. For more information, call 1-586-879-1745.

Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 10a-11:30a
Red Oaks Nature Center (30300 Hales Road, Madison Heights, MI 48071)
“Mother” Nature
Learn how wildlife mothers raise their young. We’ll make a special gift for mom just in time for Mother’s Day, enjoy an interpretive stroll through Suarez Friendship Woods and round out the afternoon with a refreshing snack. $4/person. Pre–registration with payment required. Call 248.858.0916 weekdays or Red Oaks Nature Center on Saturday; 248.585.0100.

Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 10a-2p
Independence Oaks County Park (9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, Michigan 48348)
Low-Cost Pet Vaccination Clinic
Vaccination clinic presented by All About Animals. Rabies, canine distemper, bordetella, feline distemper and feline leukemia vaccines available for $10 for each vaccine. Heartworm test and microchips are $20 each. Flea prevention, heartworm prevention and dewormer will also be available. Everyone is welcome, no residency requirements. Rain or shine. For pet safety, please bring dogs on a leash and cats on a carrier. Cash preferred; Mastercard, Visa and Discover accepted. For more information, call 1-586-879-1745.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 from 6:30p-7:30p
Red Oaks Nature Center (30300 Hales Road, Madison Heights, MI 48071)
Wild Wednesday Nights – Animal Babies
Join us the third Wednesday of every month to share animal facts, and see and feel fur, feathers and scales. A nature film will be shown in the auditorium. $2/person. Pre–registration with payment required. Call 248.858.0916 weekdays or Red Oaks Nature Center on Saturday; 248.585.0100.

Friday, May 23, 2014 through Monday, May 26, 2014
Groveland Oaks County Park (14555 Dixie Highway, Holly, Michigan)
Memorial Day Weekend Camping
Summer camping in honor of our veterans. Leisure unlimited with face painting, sport games, inflatable kid zone, star spangled art, climbing tower, bingo, patriotic bike parade, pony rides, clowns, magic show, DJ dance and outdoor concerts on Saturday and Sunday nights. Please note that most activities take place on Saturday; specific schedules are posted at the campground, or call the park directly for details.

Friday, May 23, 2014 through Monday, May 26, 2014
Addison Oaks Park (1480 West Romeo Road, Leonard, Michigan 48367)
Memorial Day Weekend Camping
Summer camping in honor of our veterans. Leisure unlimited with face painting, sport games, inflatable kid zone, star spangled art, climbing tower, bingo, patriotic bike parade, pony rides, clowns, magic show, DJ dance and outdoor concerts on Saturday and Sunday nights. Please note that most activities take place on Saturday; specific schedules are posted at the campground, or call the park directly for details.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 from 7p-8:30p
Independence Oaks County Park (9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, Michigan 48348)
Make Way for Monarch Butterflies
Monarch Butterflies have declined recently in their wintering grounds in Mexico. Conservation groups are urging the public to help protect these beautiful creatures. Learn how to create a Monarch Waystation in your yard with Monarch Watch Educator Debbie Jackson and Marna Nemon from North Oakland Wild Ones. $3/person. Sponsored by ITC. Unless otherwise noted, pre–registration is required. Call 248.858.0916 during regular weekday business hours. A valid daily or Annual Vehicle Permit is required for park entry.

Friday, May 30, 2014 from 7:30p-9p
Waterford Oaks County Park (2800 Watkins Lake Rd., Waterford, Michigan 48328)
Nature at Night
See a “Live Animal” presentation by local nonprofit agency Organization for Bat Conservation and walk the trail in search of bats and other nocturnal animals. Sponsored by the Oaklan Parks Foundation and Critter Catchers, a Michigan–based company providing wildlife control services and specializing in humane bat removal. Call 248.432.2712. Registration is limited so register early.

Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 10a-2p
Waterford Oaks County Park (2800 Watkins Lake Rd., Waterford, Michigan 48328)
Low-Cost Vaccination Clinic for Dogs & Cats
Vaccination clinic presented by All About Animals. Rabies, canine distemper, bordetella, feline distemper and feline leukemia vaccines available for $10 for each vaccine. Heartworm test and microchips are $20 each. Flea prevention, heartworm prevention and dewormer will also be available. Everyone is welcome, no residency requirements. Rain or shine. For pet safety, please bring dogs on a leash and cats on a carrier. Cash preferred; Mastercard, Visa and Discover accepted. For more information, call 1-586-879-1745.

Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 10a-11:30a
Red Oaks Nature Center (30300 Hales Road, Madison Heights, MI 48071)
NatureFit: Healthy Hiking
First, we’ll focus on getting our heart rates up. Then we’ll slow down to experience the sights and sounds of spring in the majestic Suarez Friendship Woods. We’ll finish with a snack at the nature center. Pre–registration with payment required. Call 248.858.0916 weekdays or Red Oaks Nature Center on Saturday; 248.585.0100.

For more information on Oakland County Parks events and registration, visit www.DestinationOakland.com.

OAKLAND COUNTY PARKS:

Addison Oaks County Park
1480 West Romeo Road
Leonard, Michigan 48367
248-693-2432

Catalpa Oaks County Park
27725 Greenfield Road
Southfield, Michigan
248-858-0916

Groveland Oaks County Park
14555 Dixie Highway
Holly, Michigan
248-634-9811

Highland Oaks County Park
6555 Milford Road
Highland, Michigan 48442
248-858-0906

Independence Oaks County Park
9501 Sashabaw Road
Clarkston, Michigan 48348
248-625-0877

Lyon Oaks County Park
52221 Pontiac Trail
Wixom, Michigan 48393
248-858-0906

Orion Oaks County Park
2301 Clarkston Road
Lake Orion, Michigan 48360
248-858-0906 or 248-625-0877

Red Oaks Youth Soccer Complex
29601 John R Road
Madison Heights, MI  48071
248-589-2294

Red Oaks Waterpark
1455 East 13 Mile Road
Madison Heights, MI  48071
248-858-0918 or 1-888-OCPARKS

Red Oaks Dog Park
31353 Dequindre
Madison Heights, MI  48071
On Dequindre just North of 13 Mile
248-541-5030 or 1-888-OCPARKS

Rose Oaks County Park
10400 Fish Lake Road
Holly, Michigan 48442
248-858-0906

Springfield Oaks County Park
12451 Andersonville Road
Davisburg, Michigan
248-858-0916

Waterford Oaks County Park, County Market, Greenhouse, Waterpark, Paradise Peninsula Playscape and BMX
2800 Watkins Lake Rd.
Waterford, Michigan 48328
248-858-0916 (Activity Center)
248-858-0906 (Administration Offices)
248-858-0918 (Waterpark)
248-858-0915 (BMX)
248-858-0916 (Lookout Lodge)
248-858-5495 (Oakland County Market)

OAKLAND COUNTY PARKS GOLF COURSES:

Glen Oaks Golf Course
30500 13 Mile Road
Farmington Hills, Michigan
248-851-8356

Lyon Oaks Golf Course
52251 Pontiac Trail
Wixom, MI 48393
248-437-1488

Red Oaks Golf Course
29600 John R
Madison Heights, Michigan
248-541-5030

Springfield Oaks Golf Course
12450 Andersonville Road
Davisburg, MI 48350
248-625-2540

White Lake Oaks Golf Course
991 N Williams Lake Road
White Lake, Michigan 48386
248-693-2700

OAKLAND COUNTY PARKS CAMPGROUNDS:

Addison Oaks Campground
1480 West Romeo Road
Leonard, Michigan 48367
248-693-2432

Groveland Oaks Campground
14555 Dixie Highway
Holly, Michigan
248-634-9811

OAKLAND COUNTY PARKS NATURE CENTER:

Wint Nature Center (inside Independence Oaks County Park)
9501 Sashabaw Road
Clarkston, MI
248-625-6473

OAKLAND COUNTY MARKET

Farmers Market
2350 Pontiac Lake Road
Waterford, MI 48328
248-858-5495
Farmers Market – 6:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
May – December: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Year round – Saturday
Flea Market – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Year-round: Sunday

MOBILE RECREATION
248.858.0916
Unique ‘recreation on wheels’ units are available Memorial Day through Labor Day. Buses, stages, bleachers, and GO Adventures! are available year-round. The units are perfect for  birthday parties, neighborhood events, libraries, schools, day cares, senior centers, summer concert series pre-shows, festivals and events! Units available for 2012 include: GO! (Get Outdoors) Adventures (Fish, Cache, Paddle); Climbing Tower; Retro Games; Inflatables (three packages); Stage; Bleachers; and Buses.

This page is intended to be used as a guide. Oakland County Moms does not endorse these events. Oakland County Moms is not responsible for changes to event descriptions, event times or details being altered without notice or cancellations.

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